On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Nicholas Kelly wrote:
> Dear All,
>> One of my main concerns is how to handle logins. Should every login
> simulate a normal guest logging into a Linux account or should the
> software be running on a guest account all the time?
There are PAM and NSS modules to allow Linux to authorise against and
get account information from a variety of existing databases, eg
LDAP, MySQL, Postgres, etc.
So, "all" you have to do really is write the management frontend to
the database. (if no suitable ones exist - search freshmeat.net for
'internet cafe' and/or 'ldap'). PHP is probably handiest.
For the guest login, you probably want the guest account to be
cleaned up before/after login - eg via shell profile and/or xsession
scripts. (both immutable from POV of the guest user at least).
> Best Regards,
>> PS: I'm very open to learning new languages.
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